Great educational game, which is fun even outside of its educational boundaries.
I have always been pretty skeptical about educational games – every time I hear of one, I always assume it will not be fun to play and give it a miss. When you look at pictures of Typestriker, it looks like an above average scrolling shooter and even as skeptical as I was, I still couldn’t resist downloading it and giving it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoyed this game. As you might have guessed from its title – it is a typing tutor of sorts and the way it works is as follows. You control a plane, flying up the screen and as in any normal shooter, your objective is to destroy all the enemies. The difference with this game is that each major enemy is labeled with a word. If you type that word, your ship locks onto that enemy and works to destroy it. As the game progresses, the words you have to type get longer and more difficult and the amount of enemies increases.
The best thing about this game is definitely the game play. It may be an educational game but it can’t be denied that for all but the most experienced typers, this game is definitely a challenge. It doesn’t take long for the amount of action on screen to increase. To make things even more challenging, there are also various difficulty levels to choose from ranging from ‘Pencil Peasant,’ all the way to ‘Android.’ If left alone, your plane will control itself in an autopilot type fashion, although the option is always there to take over control. Even though you are not doing the shooting, the game is still as fast and frantic as any shooter that you will play.
The graphically the game does not disappoint with some excellent lighting effects and decent explosions. The sound is just as impressive with a soundtrack that actually sounds like it has been taken straight out of an action movie and more than adequate sound effects.
I would like people to view this game with an open mind because I know there are many people who are also adverse to educational games. This is definitely one of the better ones and deserves credit for teaching typing in an original way. It deserves even more credit for being a fun game outside of its educational boundaries. Recommended.
Pretty cool for educational purposes but the graphics are average (still nice though). You may want to download it or you may not. I personally had fun with this game.
It wasn't worth playin!